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US car sales Fiat 500

Just to slot right into a stereotype here, when you think Texas you think cowboys, spurs, check shirts and pick-ups right? Well, Americans and their modest love affair with the Fiat 500 are here to disprove our European notions.

The Fiat 500 has most surprisingly been a success in Texas.
Selling fast in California, New York and Florida, the southern state is next on the list of take-up of the 500 on the US car market.

The reasons behind Fiat 500 sales in that market is exactly what Fiat had planned on when launching the model – stylish, urban motoring.
According to Fiat, surburban living and the US’ fourth-largest metropolitan centre of Houston makes a perfect environment for a compact citycar.
What’s more, it appears that Americans are also embracing manual technology, with Fiat 500 manual options being ordered at an impressive rate (we would recommend this as driving a small car can be frustrating with an automatic transmission).
A total of 70 percent of all Fiat 500’s are being ordered with manual transmission.
Time will tell on the second-hand market whether that’s a sensible option or not, but let’s just say that the pint-sized Fiat has been more than meets the eye on US soil.


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